Experience with 31 sentinel lymph node biopsies for sarcomas and carcinomas in pediatric patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy for pediatric soft-tissue tumors can be performed safely, and the results can alter treatment decisions both for children with rhabdomyosarcoma and adolescents with breast cancer. In patients with nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma, we observed no positive sentinel lymph nodes and no lymph node basin recurrences; these data should prompt the prospective study of sentinel lymph node biopsy as a modality that might help guide the administration or withholding of regional therapy among pediatric patients with nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma.

publication date

  • May 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23403

PubMed ID

  • 18338809

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2052

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 112

number

  • 9